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    Wife Says Why Didn't You Quit While You Were Ahead

    Damn, I hate when she says that. My answer is how much should I be up before I quit. Should I be up $10, $100, or $1,000. I will admit it is very depressing to be up and then have the game go to hell.

    Yeah, my last BJ trip went to hell after being up. The game had decent rules, but only 50% pen. I beat 50% DD games often and earlier in the day with heads up or just another person did fairly well. Then went to eat and took a break only to come back to full table conditions. Three hands and then a shuffle.

    When I go on a BJ trip, I go to play. Play will get me comped rooms and food. I was hoping the crowded conditions would die down, but they pretty much lasted until close with this being the peak of tourist season. Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe I should have not played in those less than desirable conditions. However, there is really not any other options. The next closet casino is two hours away. You just have to camp out and hope other folks leave.

    I guess for me, I have only six good months of playing conditions. March thru May and Sept thru Nov are good conditions. In summer, all the tourists from down south come north and the winter brings the snowmobilers. Took an off the beaten path and tourists were like locusts in several small summer tourist locations.

    Now up to 95 hours of bj playing time for year.

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    If you're not traveling, you're not pro material.

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    Wife Says Why Didn't You Quit

    In my case, it was when I had a run of massive positive variance and was up mid 5 figures.

    My answer to her: Does the casino ever close when they're up?

    My answer to you: Stop obsessing over short term results. If one day or one trip makes such a difference to you, either play more or quit altogether.

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    TLDR

    Don’t tell her you were up and then lost. Similarly, don’t say you were down and then ran it up.
    "Everyone wants to be rich, but nobody wants to work for it." -Ryan Howard [The Office]

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    When you are UP, in Gambling, take the money and RUN, RUN even faster than the Wind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    If you're not traveling, you're not pro material.
    Don’t be so quick to make that comment. I have a friend who travels not, does not get tossed, settles for less EV, who is virtually invisible, and has done well for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Don’t be so quick to make that comment. I have a friend who travels not, does not get tossed, settles for less EV, who is virtually invisible, and has done well for years.
    Trying to get there. Unfortunately, I am down playing 6 deck red chip games. Haven’t travelled much this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Don’t be so quick to make that comment. I have a friend who travels not, does not get tossed, settles for less EV, who is virtually invisible, and has done well for years.

    I'm speaking on general terms. But eventually his campaign will be shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackPro View Post
    When you are UP, in Gambling, take the money and RUN, RUN even faster than the Wind!
    Bad advice! Can’t run faster than the wind.
    "Everyone wants to be rich, but nobody wants to work for it." -Ryan Howard [The Office]

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Bad advice! Can’t run faster than the wind.
    I’ll second that.

    https://youtu.be/p2OCDAHklQI
    Should earn me another unhelpful.

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